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The Tesla Mafia: Elon Musk’s Ex-Employees Vie To Become His Top Rival

Musk hasn’t simply revolutionized the electric vehicle market—he’s created his own billion-dollar rivals.

Posted by david on Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021
A Battery that Powers the Future

It’s hard to believe that before coming to Georgia Tech, Gleb Yushin had never worked with batteries. Nearly 15 years later, his materials research is enabling space travel, revolutionizing the automotive industry, and contributing to clean, sustainable energy systems.

Posted by david on Monday, Mar 01, 2021
The Battery Is Ready to Power the World

Gene Berdichevsky, the former battery systems architect for the Tesla Roadster and now founder and chief executive of Sila Nanotechnologies Inc., an Alameda, Calif.-based company working to improve battery technology, said lowering the cost of storage to $50 per kilowatt-hour could be worth half a trillion dollars. “There’s going to be an immense amount of scientific ingenuity applied to it,” he said.

Posted by david on Saturday, Feb 06, 2021
Shift to Electric Vehicles Spurs Bid to Make More Batteries in U.S.

Sila Nanotechnologies, a Silicon Valley startup, is among the latest to attract Wall Street backing as supply-chain investors see enthusiasm for electric vehicles

Posted by david on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
Coatue and T. Rowe Price Funds Anchor $590M Investment in Sila Nanotechnologies

The next-generation battery pioneer will begin development of a new 100 GWh plant to serve automotive customers

Posted by david on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
Sila Nanotechnologies raises $590M to fund battery materials factory

Sila Nano plans to use the funds to hire another 100 people this year and begin to buildout a factory in North America capable of producing 100 gigawatt-hours of silicon-based anode material, which is used in batteries for the smartphone and automotive industries

Posted by david on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
Sila Nano Hauls In $590 Million To Make Materials For Better Electric Car Batteries

Sila Nanotechnologies, a Silicon Valley battery materials company cofounded and led by a former Tesla engineer, raised an additional $590 million for the production of its silicon-based anodes that improve the efficiency of batteries for electric vehicles and consumer electronics.

Posted by david on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
Sila x Daimler: Unleashing new possibilities in electrification

We’re excited to continue our partnership and help Daimler with #Ambition2039

Posted by dirango on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
These entrepreneurs are staying grounded as climate tech soars

The factory, which will be somewhere in North America, will be a 100 gigawatt-hour plant (that’s large) that will make its silicon materials for electric vehicle batteries, with the goal to start factory production in 2024. The idea is for Sila Nano’s tech to be used in EVs in 2025, and presumably first with automaker partners such as Daimler and BMW Group. The company plans to also use the funds to hire 100 more employees this year, many of them engineers and researchers to work on R&D.

Posted by david on Monday, Jan 25, 2021
Gene Berdichevsky on the future of battery technology – Bloomberg TV

Gene Berdichevsky on the future of battery technology – Bloomberg TV (video)

Posted by david on Thursday, Nov 05, 2020